Celebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials107 Comments

Today I’m honored to be part of a special blog hop from Simon Says Stamp all about celebrating the incredible women in your life.

Nothing warms this crafter’s heart more than seeing women (and men) supporting other women!

The hop features two brand new stamp sets, Good Job Mama (designed by me!) and Incredible Woman (designed by the talented Nina-Marie Trapani).

Good Job Mama is the result of a collaboration with one of my crafty mentors, Jennifer McGuire. Jennifer and I worked together to come up with the concept behind the set. We both wanted to offer a set that women could use to create realistic cards of support for their fellow mamas out there. Motherhood is many things ranging from ridiculously awesome to extremely challenging, and everything in between. This new stamp set is about offering acknowledgment to your fellow mamas out there. Sometimes simply being seen and acknowledged in a real way by someone who loves you can really lift you up. At least that’s been my experience in life.

There are also coordinating dies available (coming in May!) for your die cutting pleasure (click on the Notify Me button in the product description to be emailed when they arrive):

ALSO COMING SOON: You will also be able to order the stamps and dies together as a bundle as soon as the dies are in the shop!


Here is my first video I’m sharing today featuring my card project. I’m doing something a little different with my voice over, only in that I’m talking less about the process and more about some of the women I want to celebrate and thank today!

For my second card, I used the Incredible Woman stamp set designed by Nina-Marie.

This 6 x 8 set is so wonderful! All the words intersecting with the focus of each sentiment…I love it!

Here is my video showing you how I created this card:

Here’s to celebrating all the women in our lives!

BLOG HOP SPECIAL: Get a FREE 4-pack of our Simon’s exclusive Mother’s Day Sentiment Strips by using the code WMN999 at checkout, valid until 4/28 at midnight or while supplies last. Please check out all of the remarkable women sharing their work in today’s hop. I’m honored to be included in this group. Truly.

Simon Says Stamp Blog  

Jennifer McGuire

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske—You are here! 

Shari Carroll

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Nina-Marie Trapani

Kathy Racoosin

Heather Hoffman

Nichol Spohr


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Cathy ZielskeCelebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!

107 Comments on “Celebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!”

  1. #2

    Wow, just wow. Every time you come out with a sentiment set, I think that’s my favorite…until your next release. ?

  2. #5
    Debbie Rumpza

    Love these! With three daughters raising littles, I love the idea of sharing empowering cards with them … whether on Mother’s Day or just all year! Thanks for inspiring!

  3. #6
    SHaron Gullikson

    I like the solid colored hearts–so pretty. I have never made die cuts and added color behind. I love it.

  4. #9
    Sheri Kempke

    Lovely card Cathy–love the “Laura” look with the rainbow. Thanks also for working with Jennifer to produce a most wonderful stamp set. What a fun hop this is!

  5. #10
    Sandra D.

    Thanks for two great videos and for the backstories on the women you admire! Women empowering women is a beautiful thing! Love your cards and these sets!

  6. #11
    Heather Nelson

    Great sets for sharing some love and support with the women in your life!

    Fabulous card!! Love your cards and their encouraging words!

  7. #12
    Sue Crutcher

    I am sure all of those women you talked about would say the same things about you!! They are all my heroes and love them all also. That being said…..I love your style maybe the most because you are so much like me. Keep up the great work and thanks!!

  8. #17

    These stamp sets feel so genuine and authentic in expressing what strong women do in our lives. There is self doubt and struggle, it’s real but doesn’t make you any less of an amazing mom/role model. Love these colorful cards to complement the meaningful sentiments.

    1. #17.1
      Cathy Zielske

      There is doubt and there is struggle. And we can learn SO much from it. : )

      Thanks for your comment!

  9. #18
    Suzi Metcalfe

    Lovely cards! Are you sure you don’t a decade or two of practice?! Your stamps are awesome! So impressed how you ladies get along and encourage one another! That encourages the rest of us!

  10. #20
    Cathy Loveless

    Rainbow colors make my heart happy and are so perfect for your cards. Both of these stamp sets are fabulous!

  11. #22

    Beautiful cards. LOVE LOVE the sentiment set. Mom’s can relate to every one of those sentiments.

  12. #23
    Bonnie K.

    You are so cool. I love watching your card-making videos, and find so many of your tricks very helpful! I’m so happy for you (and a little jealous) that you get to be friends with all these other amazing women you mentioned, and that you have become a vital part of this awesome creative community. I, too, am s l o w l y becoming a card maker thanks to their videos – and yours, too – and all the ideas and inspiration that you all share. Thanks for another great sentiment stamp – keep them coming!

  13. #26
    Jennifer Petersen

    Beautiful cards to highlight 2 new beautiful stamp sets! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

  14. #31
    Bonnie Eng

    Wonderful cards – I especially love the empowerment card – what a great way to share some empathy and strength with someone. Very inspiring and I may steal that idea to make some kindness cards to share – thank you for sharing!

  15. #34
    Rosann Barnes

    What a wonderful collaboration ! Your cards are so very pretty! What an amazing way to celebrate moms through Incredible Woman… the hidden titles are so fun . And I thinks it is wonderful to encourage and support our fellow, moms and coworkers !! Your encouragement card is so perfect !!

  16. #37
    Amy Lombardo

    Cathy, these sets and your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the vibrant colors that you used on your cards but your stamp sets are so pretty!

  17. #39
    Stef Perry

    Great stamp sets, both so fantastic for the women in our lives! You’ve knocked it out of the ball park with this latest sentiment set! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

  18. #43

    I enjoyed both your videos. Why haven’t I heard of you before? YOU ARE A GENIUS, I love your ideas, your process, and how enjoyable it is to watch your videos. Thank you for the many inspirations, Cathy.

    1. #43.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Ha! i love it. I have been AROUND for years, but mostly in the scrapbooking side of things. I added cards to the mix a few years back and have LOVED the whole process! Thanks for finding me!

  19. #44
    Teresa Doyle

    These are awesome cards Cavery entertaining AND informative. TFS!thy and fantastic sets. I always enjoy your videos,

  20. #49
    Anne Sturgeon

    Such an awesome set. We definitely are worth celebrating! All the fun sentiments will work so nicely for loads of occasions. My Mom has passed on but I have friends and a handful of Sisters who are definitely worth celebrating. Nicely done Cathy and please, keep up this great work.

  21. #50
    Sarah Allcock

    Thank you for designing the “Good Job, Mama” set. Since you are a resident of Minnesota, you are probably aware of Early Childhood Family Education. I am a parent educator and hear what mothers feel and fear every day. I bought this set so that I can give stressed-out mamas some confidence or commiseration that they can hold on to after they leave my classroom.

    1. #50.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Oh yes! I went to ECFE with both of my kids! I LOVE that you will use this for supporting these young mamas!

  22. #51
    Patty Eifert

    Oh Freaking Wow!! Just watched your video and every woman you mentioned except for one are all the women’s blog I subscribe to and watch and are my most favorite card maker’s EVER!! And I’m going to go back and check on that one I didn’t recognize. Laura Bassen is my favorite person to watch and she does truly mention you all the time and pronounces your name with true adoration!! I have ordered your awesome Good Job Mama stamp set…it has the most realistic sentiments and I am going to use it to send/make cards for all moms but especially my two daughters and daughter in law who are struggling in this world raising many children…my twelve grandchildren so far!! You’re da best!!

  23. #57
    Heather Mills

    These cards are so fun!!! “Good Job, Mama” looks like an awesome stamp set. Anybody with kids needs to be reminded that they are doing a good job even when they feel like life is a disaster!

  24. #58
    Brenda Abbott

    Your cards are so innovative and beautiful! I like how you incorporated the hearts on both. Great job!

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